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to be here today and discuss with you cbo's outlook for the budget and economy for the next 10 years. are analyzing shows that the country continues to debate a very large economic challenges. i will discuss the economy first and then i will turn to the budget. we anticipate economic growth will remain slow this year because of the gradual improvement in underlying economic factors will be offset. the good news is that the effects of the financial and housing prices appear to be gradually fading. we expected a upswing in housing construction and increasing availability of credit will help spur a virtual cycle of income, consumer spending, and business investment over the next few years. however several policies that will help bring down the budget deficit will result in a drag in economic activity. the increase in tax rates and the cuts in federal spending scheduled to take effect next month will mean reduced spending by both households and the government. we project an inflation adjusted gdp will increase by about 1.5% in 2013. it would increase roughly 1.5 percentage point faster w
spending control. it's by creating jobs, growing the economy, and expanding the tax base. >> president obama will continue to take his message on the road next week with a stop at a virginia ship building operation. virginia with the massive spending would be hit by the cuts. >> molly, good to see you, kelly? >> jamie, as washington braces for billions in budget cuts, oklahoma senator tom coburn is calling on president obama to stop a 100 city campaign style tour, and angela mcglowan is a fox news political analyst, mark hanna, an adjunct professor at media of new schools and former aide, mark and angela, thank you for joining us, as you both know, senator tom coburn of oklahoma sent a letter to the white house, in it, if washington is truly cutting spending on missions many consider vital, how can we at the same time promise and promote more financial adistance, much less afford this mammoth, 100 city cross country tour, wrote coburn, and while he talked about that, while it's well intentioned, he's urging the president to cancel this tour. mark, what do you think about that? >> kelly
and the state of the two biggest economies in the world. first up, on tuesday in the state of the union, president obama challenged congress to vote on proposals to get weapons of war off our streets. but will it happen? can it happen? we'll talk to a world leader who made it happen in his nation. >>> then, larry summers on how to create jobs in america. the former treasury secretary on how the president can achieve the goals he laid out for the economy. >>> then, many worry that the world's second largest economy is headed for a crash. a rare inside look at the inner workings of the chinese economy. what's really happening there? >>> also, what in the world will get north korea to end its nuclear ambitions? i'll give you my plan. but, first, here's my take. president obama's state of the union address presented an expanded vision of smart government to create jobs and revive the economy. it had many important ideas in it. yet, he lowered his sights on the single policy that would both jump start the economy in the short term and create the conditions for long-term growth. infrastructur
cuts. does the economy have enough kick in it to withstand the sequester? and a big win for activist investor david einhorn in his fight to get apple to share the wealth, with its shareholders. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! if you get a paycheck, no doubt you have seen it shrink this year. higher payroll taxes have taken 2% out of working americans take home pay. at the same time, gasoline prices have been rising and fast. together, this cuts into the spending power of consumers, and that's bad news for a host of companies, from restaurants to retailers. erika miller reports on how some of these firms are trying to fight back against the pay pinch. >> reporter: virtually every worker in america is taking home 2% less in pay this year because of higher payroll taxes. that's not just bad for consumers, it's also bad for businesses. three out of four households are cutting spending to cope with lower pay. for one out of three households, it means eating out less. consumers are also changing where they dine. >> we are moving from casual dining, down to fast casual, down to the fast
of the economy, just not in one year. if you look at the nonpartisan shops who have looked at the impact on the economy, they all coalesce around one number. they say this sequestration if it takes effect and holds will take about .5% of gdp growth out of the 2013 economy. now, that doesn't sound very good to me. we were just talking about how the economy's already growing too slow as far as we're concerned. i don't believe the fourth quarter recessionary number. i think that's going to be revised up. but if you think this is an economy that can take a 50-basis point whack to gdp growth, perhaps we're in a different world. >> here's the thing, let's go through this. 44 billion is the real number and it's funny, i found this today courtesy of my friend. what is that? $44 billion of spending cuts is 2 1/4 of 1% of gdp. so these are such tiny -- but the benefits, the benefits of confidence and certainty and free markets, i think vastly overwhelm these keynesian multipliers. >> and there's really no such thing as a keynesian multiplier. i mean -- well, really. >> do we need a stretcher? >> d
back spending. prices at the pump are up nearly $0.50 in a month. >> we are a driving economy. most people drive to their place of work. and so they've got sort of a secondary tax, in addition to the payroll tax increase that they've experienced as well. >> reporter: wal-mart is adjusting by stocking its shelves with lower-priced items, and smaller sized packages. retailers fear the pressure on consumers could get worse if a trillion dollars in across-the- board government spending cuts hit march first. that would be right at the start of the spring selling season. >> i think we will see promotional activity and markdowns become more commonplace. i think the key takeaway here is that we could be looking at a very difficult time for retailers to be raising profitability and expanding margins in this environment. but even in a tough environment there will be some winners. in the retail and restaurant categories, hottovy sees two firms that could thrive: >> our top picks are costco and amazon. we think that they will be key beneficiaries of either a trade out or a trade down among cons
are cutting jobs, millions of jobs around a country and you are damaging the economy. so, stupid as bob said is a good word for it. it is taking a hatchet to the economy, the moment when the economic recovery, no matter if you are republican or democrat, by everybody's estimates is in a fragile state and doesn't make sense and now, the president says, you know, look back to the negotiations he was having with speaker boehner and he said a lot of those proposals are still on the table, we can get back -- we have a three month delay an kick the can down the road a little farther and avoid -- >> two month delay. >> that is the way we apparently govern now in washington, from one crisis to another and the question is when you bump up against it and come up against the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff usually we put it off but this is one i think that will cause tremendous damage and the -- >> $85 billion. >> with the congress gone for a week when do they have time to negotiate. >> $85 billion in a $3.5 trillion budget. >> and -- >> it will hurt the economy. >> if you lose your job i think it hu
the economy, by buying government bonds. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. can two weaklings become strong by teaming up. that's what office depot and office max are hoping for, as they decide to merge. >> tom: and a mixed picture on housing, contractors break ground on more single family homes, but pull back on building apartments and condos. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! how much longer should the federal reserve continue to stimulate the economy? that question was intensely debated at the central bank's policy meeting in january according to the minutes released today. stocks sold off on that news, as investors worry the fed might taper off its stimulus program, sooner than expected, and before its goal of seeing a big pick up in the job market. the fed has been buying $85 billion of mortgage backed securities and treasuries every month to pump up the economy. here's what those fed minutes revealed: "many" policymakers voiced concerns about "potential costs and risks" from more bond buying. others said that the easy-money policies might encourage "excessive risk-taking" a
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to the economy. >> is this short -- >> it will ultimately work out if the economy can get by with the back to normal payroll tax. this could juice it back around. there's no perfect plan the government can do, but it's possible this payroll tax cut could be lowered in the recession and raisedded in boom times to make up for the cut. lou: good evening, evrybody the day can be described as quiet from washington to the middle east, where as two days for market selloffs brought i told you sos from some wall street gurus. today's triple digit rally in the dow was unobserved by those who lost the narrative. as surrogates and private campaign force, organizing for action, worked to upend the second amendment, the president, himself, seems most willing to put a electoral risk, and the democratic senators and they had the elections, and facing constituents on gun control, trying to explain the president's early enthusiasms and why he's silent about it now. the president privately meeting with white house reporters today who took with it, pins, cameras, or anything with which to record the president
and his team realized that they can't get to their spending nirvana without getting this economy growing. and the economy is hobbling along, even if slow runners can across the finish line. neil: we may be back to levels of the market where we were five years ago. but it has been a steady climb back to worst -- excuse me, from e worse. net net, is a good barack obama? >> yes, i am for it. we are all investors. we all want to see this thing improve. i agree with bob that economics is about choices. neil: i do buy your argument about the slowly inching back economy here. not in the gangbuster fashion, but enough to compel money that has been nervous. and sitting on the sidelines come back in. but the way it is being committed is not to expand plans and operations as much as it is to retrench buying out a competitor. you're really not expanding your business but you're really just retention the existing business. you are not heralding the success of what is going on. you could argue it is part of the bunker mentality. explain the mechanics of what is happening. >> i think you're absolutely
. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the president says the economy is improving, but we have to do better. he says republicans don't have a clue, and that austerity is not the answer. he says it is time to educate our children and rebuild our infrastructure. the president's fourth state of the union. how do we pay the bill? >> nothing i am proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. >> the president offered more of the same -- higher taxes and more stimulus spending. >> the president wants congress to come up with $40 billion to improve infrastructure, wants to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour, wants a new energy bill similar to cap-and-trade, wants preschool for every 4-year-old in the nation, tax reform, gun control, citizenship for undocumented immigrants. what are his chances, charles? >> approximately zero. he is talking as if we have a huge surplus so we can start spending all over again inaugural address was the philosophical statement of what i call this left-liberalism, the state of the union address is the programmat
where the increase in the minimum wage has stymied the economy, caused jobs to be lost, caused employers not to hire. where is the evidence of that? >> if that is the case, let's make it $20, $50. we not only have chronic unemployment of 8%, we have huge and terribly destructive teenage unemployment, minority unemployment. this is the entry-level jobs where you get started. if you are going to price it out of the market in an economy that has the weakest recovery since the second world war, you are guaranteeing you will create blight for these people. >> those other people who do the jobs that none of us want to do. i think the odds are that he will not get it and he will not fight for it that hard. the last person who fought for a minimum-wage increase was ted kennedy and he actually got it. >> who will be the time kennedy in the senate is an interesting question, too. >> if you cannot pay someone $9 an hour, you probably should not be a business. >> i agree with him -- >> you talk about the economy as if it is a moral and estimate. even if i agree with you, it does not change the fact
if sequestration happens? do you think the economy slows down? >> well, it will slow -- by all estimates, it will slow the economy down somewhat. there are differences among economists as to how much. but it will, of course, be contractionary and therefore it will slow growth, but there are a number of other things that are going on in economy that are pro-growth, so it will have a negative impact but there are other pro-growth elements which can be very helpful. >> it sounds like you're not that worried. >> i am worried because it does cause concern that we can't agree on the kinds of rational policies to deal with our problems and we have to revert to something that no one really wants, but they can't reach an agreement on something positive to avoid this kind of thing. >> the good news is that this economy is growing, the u.s. economy. >> i think the u.s. economy is recovering. the job is recovering. the energy boom is helpful. the housing market has bottomed out and beginning to pick up. balance sheets, consumer balance sheetsz, business balance sheets are doing well and exports are
the economy and government spending soon, the u.s. could find itself in the same terrible economic situation as many european countries do today. this is just over an hour. >> coming to speak at the heritage foundation today it is a great privilege to be here. i've always been a great admirer of heritage and the council in many cases the friendship of many people at heritage for a long time. i admire your the way that heritage works across the policy areas so that you really do here and the integrated message not least among which i think is the attention of the heritage foundation to the power of culture by which i mean the believes, ideas, habits, expectations and the ways that these achieve some form of institutional what the exception this issue of the culture and how it relates to the economy is at the heart of my book because at one level becoming europe is what has happened to europe and why it is now regarded as the sick man of the global economy. but the book is also about how some of these cultural and economic trends are starting to manifest themselves in the united states particu
economy to the brink of destruction. this time over a march 1st deadline for the across-the-board government cuts known as the sequester. >> ts is not a game. this is reality. >> i don't like the sequester. it's taking a meat axe to our government. >> these steps would seriously damage the fragile american economy. >> still fragile enough that four years after the recession the u.s. economy actually shrank in the last three months of 2012. the storm clouds were ready to blow away and washington basically called them back. >> i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do. >> if not for indecisive, uncompromising, and polarizing politicians, america's economy could take off again. >> we are producing more energy and america can become an energy exporter. >> we're in the midst of an energy boom and it's lowering the price of electricity and bringing manufacturing back to america. a housing boom fueled by the lowest interest rates in history. and 35 months of private sector job creation. america's future could be great. >> i'd like to focus on what lies bey
? the fear is there. of course we need cuts, you need it in stages. you don't do it when the economy is fragile. you do it when the recovery is stronger. and these across the board cuts, bad news. >> and tobin, i wouldn't call them cuts, they're trims, and to hear the white house, i'm afraid to go out of the house, should we be scared of this? >> obviously, the economy is scared of something else and scared of it turning to 26 trillion dollars in a 15 trillion dollars economy, in other words, we would in fact be great. the 85 billion, of course, doesn't account for the 50 or 60 billion, and if you add that back in. this is literally what the government spends, remember, the government spends 4 billion a day and this is actually, to carry this, this is about, you know, maybe ten days of total spending all in. no, it's not a big deal, it's total semantics. >> we've got selling on this show, gary b. shouldn't we be hitting the panic button? >> absolutely not. we should be hitting the panic button if we d because there's a few head scratchers here, i know that jehmu is worried about this
raise taxes, you are going to cut that -- those people who are bringing prosperity to the economy. >> is this short -- >> it will ultimately work out if the economy can get by with the back to normal payroll tax. this could juice it back around. there's no perfect plan the government can do, but it's possible this payroll tax cut could be lowered in the recession and raisedded in boom times to make up for the cut. wwn time. >> we did. happy friday, everyone. adam: i'm in for melanee stubbs. -- melissa francis. both sides red gi to let it happen, all hope is not lost. david walker, former u.s. comptroller says there's a possible fix, and he joins us to explain his plan. plus, prepare yourself for a meat shortage. forget soaring prices, the cuts could bring the beef industry to a halt. steak lovers get used to eating tofu. an expert is here to tell us why. close up for the oscars, but commercials, as you and i know them, could take a final bow. a breakthrough in the industry allows advertisers to control what you see in realtime. we could watch the same oscars, but very different co
is not falling. the lower spending and limited government sequester will help grow the economy not harm it. and guess what today? president obama actually dialed up republican leaders john boehner and mitch mcconnell to talk about the sequester. this is good. it's called communication. we'll have a full report coming up from our man in washington robert costa. remember how we told the other night about how federal workers are still getting pay raises despite a so-called pay freeze? it turns out federal worker pensions are facing huge unfunded liabilities that could bankrupt them and force a new taxpayer bailout. but on the whole, folks, have no fear, america. help is on the way. this is "the kudlow report" and it starts right now. >>> all right. first up tonight the sky is not falling. even the president's own press secretary backed up president obama's sequester threat of mass layoffs. take a listen to jay carney. >> we agree with the consensus estimates here again from private outside economic firms from the congressional budget office that say we would lose, the country would lose up to
leader but brazil is one of the most important emerging economies for the whole global economy it's one of as we call them the bricks the emerging economies that has the chance to structure how the economy is going to look going forward. when you think about the countries but obviously the united states when you think about the countries along the pacific rim of latin america they make connect more to the economy of asia. i was always struck when i would go to something called the summit of the americas which is about latin america and the caribbean and we would have these discussions and travis would take off and everybody would sort of what ever. but then almost a week or two weeks later we would go to the asia pacific economic council. there it is the pacific rim countries of chellie and the pacific rim all the way to canada and all the way out through japan and china and korea and the conversation was completely different. was about global trade and freeing trade. and i actually always thought that in that sense the country had more in common with their asian counterparts than their
, honolulu. arguing that investment is needed to grow the economy. those are big military towns. he wants to talk about infrastructure in what he talks about in the state of the union address. note that most of these markets are about military presence, so he wants potential questions about furloughs. white house is calling it a fix it first policy. the president will also revise his call for a private partnership to attract financing. third part of the plan calls for cutting red tape to get permits. >> if we upgrade our infrastructure, that'll bring even more jobs, and that's the attitude of a lot of companies all around the world. and i know you want these job-creating projects in your districts. i've seen those ribbon cuttings. all of this is designed to turn up the pressure on republicans by pushing budget consequences into share backyards. >> border patrol agents will see their hours reduced. fbi agents will be furloughed. federal prosecutors will have to close cases and let criminals go. air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks. they will add hundreds of thousa
me if you agree with it. it is not a free lunch, but doesn't slam the economy with a lot of job loss. there may be a little bit of job loss, but not too much. business absorbs the cost, they pass them on to the customers or stockholders in the form of lower profits. so it takes the income in the middle and redistributes it towards the bottom. who knows whether it has a serious chance of passing? but that is a serious chance of passing the inequality. >> and it is kind of a dirty word in american politics. but as i understand the white house's theory at this point in time i think they see the economy has having changed in certain ways, such as a lot of gains are going to keep up with it at the top. and a lot of gains are going to corporate profits. one role for the government to play, that sharing has to come from government policy. they see that as what you need to keep a strong consensus for sort of a pro-growth capitalism. i want to see if you agree with it. >> one of the things i remember talking about in 2008, when very few people knew who austin goolsby, he would say this is a r
that just for day-to-day living seems to me this is a bad sign. >> sure. it's a sign that the economy is still weak and that any policies that take money out of the hands of the middle class and that lee deuce their disposable income is going to have a negative impact on the economy, and it comes as an opportune time for policymakers in washington as they contemplate the sequester cuts which currently constituted hits the middle class hard, further weakens the economy. it's the wrong thing to do right now. what we should do is alternate ways. adam: alternate, i got to ask you, it's a perfect storm of bad news. about to cut, the sequester cuts in government spending, people lose jobs, less money out there. they can't cut taxes again or can they and should they? >> what we need to do right now is think about alternatives to the sequester cuts and the solution, i think, is for republicans in congress to recognize that tax breaks and other spending programs in the tax code are the equivalent of government spending program, and if they encyst on cutting government and reducing the size of
and central bankers from the world's biggest economies meet to debate spending cuts versus growth. we look at international investing and pockets of strength around the globe. and, hedge fund manager carl icahn ups his stake in herbalife, calling the vitamin maker a legit business. that and more tonight on "n.b.r." investors spent much of this week focused on the u.s. market with major market indexes hitting five-year highs. but now the spotlight is shifting overseas. g-20 finance ministers and central bankers are meeting in moscow over the weekend. they will be debating the need for austerity, versus the need to spur growth. no one expects a quick turnaround for the european economy, which has been mired in recession. but as erika miller reports, that may make now a good time to invest. >> reporter: it would makes sense that american investors would be loading up on u.s. stocks with the market here doing so well. but they're not. last week, investors in stock mutual funds put virtually all their cash in international markets. more than $3 billion went into funds holding international stoc
for the economy following a tough recession. darren gersh, "n.b.r.," washington. >> susie: joe davis joins us now, he's chief economist at vanguard, the giant mutual fund company. >> susie: joe, nice to have you with us on this important day. let me start by asking you, do you think the fed is taking on too much risk? >> i think there is an argument that can be made. we've had a concern for more than a year that there are both costs as well as benefits with respect to very aggressive monetary policy. and just some of the behavior we've seen in the financial markets. i know the report talked about excessive risk-taking. so i've had a concern that those costs associated with monetary policy may not have been given the sort of credence they should have been. so a positive development, in my mind, to today's minutes it was that federal reserve policy-makers were more aggressively talking about both the pros and cons wreaptwith respect to aggressive monetary policy. >> susie: one thing we've been hearing repeatedly from the federal reserve is they're not going to make any change in this policy, raisin
for the economy in the long run. >> the interesting point about jobbings. unions want the pipe lines. >> of course thape do. >> the members saying we want the jobs here. there is it an irony to what the protestors are all about. they don't want the pipe line because it will unwind autoefficiency standards and we have electric fired from energy from coal that really pollute. >> i don't believe rick's protestations that the democrats want all of the above. our governor in new york state doesn't like nuclear and like fraking but he is not interested in turning down his air conditioner. >> the president will have to choose between the environmentalist who are protesting loudly and on the other side the union guys who want the jobs, who should he choose? >> he should choose union and he will go to the environmentam. he believes it is bad. >> rick, not only has he said that past. but mr. c, had u said that. >> when did they say it a bad thing. >> they are the carbon. >> he has a dinosaur that oil is a thing . past. always expect the unexpect would. >> last word from mr. forbes. forget the smoking dream
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